Riven Remake Revealed

Cyan reveals plans for a Riven remake, saying a new version of the Myst sequel is on the way, offering a little equal time after so many remakes and reissues of the original Myst. There aren't a ton of details to start with, but a Riven FAQ on the Cyan Website does answer some of the questions this raises. Here's the point behind this point-and-click remake:
Q: Is it a remaster or a from-the-ground-up modern remake?
A: It is a modern remake.

Q: Is this remake point-and-click only like the original Riven was, or will it be traversable in 3D space?
A: The remake of Riven will be fully traversable in 3D space. Any other supported navigation methods will be announced at a later date.

Q: Why did this take so long? It’s been 25 years!
A: Riven is one of the most highly regarded games in Cyan’s history. We didn’t want to approach it lightly or frivolously. Cyan is a small indie studio. We wanted to make sure we could take on such a difficult, costly and complicated endeavor – and do it well.
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Weren't they considering a movie based on the Myst novels?

I don't ordinarily read novels based on games but I gave the Millers a chance because of their creative talent and the wild imagery and world.

EDIT:
A different Miller was in charge of the TV series as of 2020

"Ashley Edward Miller, who has written and produced series including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Black Sails and Lore, will pen the pilot and showrun the adaptation (4/20/2020)."
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Aren't they supposed to be building a whole new "Myst-like" IP with money which was crowd funded?

Edit: I guess Nailbender already answered that... derp.
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I really liked Obduction.
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Erf345_ wrote on Oct 31, 2022, 13:47:
Another remake.
No risk taking. No originality.
Just like the film industry churning out same shit over and over.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know they have also successfully kickstarted, and are now developing another, fully original game (after another original game which they kickstarted, developed and published, and I helped fund as well): https://fulfillment.fangamer.com/kindling/firmament
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Another remake.
No risk taking. No originality.
Just like the film industry churning out same shit over and over.


In this case, I'll forgive it.

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I'm very happy that Riven (the best of the series) is getting a remake. I'd love to see a fully path-traced version of it. Some of the most ingenious and devious puzzles I ever played as a kid.

There's a LOT of quality-of-life improvements that have been made in the last 25-30 years, not to mention introducing 2 new generations to this fantastic game.
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Erf345_ wrote on Oct 31, 2022, 13:47:
Another remake.
No risk taking. No originality.
Just like the film industry churning out same shit over and over.


It was inevitable. Disappointed
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Another remake.
No risk taking. No originality.
Just like the film industry churning out same shit over and over.

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Oct 31, 2022, 12:59
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The MYST remake is disappointing. Visually it looks impressive, but the decision to go with 3D characters kills the charm of the original FMVs. I suspect they're going to do something similar for the remake.
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